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. >> the times they are achanging in the u.s. military. >> today subtracting jobs in the pentagon and adding women into combat. >> the fact is that they have become an integral part of our ability to perform our mission. >> is chuck hagel the right ban to run a -- we'll ask retired general stanley mcchrystal and michael hayden. and then assault weapons. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? plus does the republican road to recovery begin outside washington that with virginia governor bob mcdonal. i'm candy crowley. and this is state of the union. >> chuck hagel, the president's choice to be secretary of defense, will face many of his former colleagues this week as confirmation hearings. though congressman hagel has already taken income from many in his party, his critics see as sufficiently pro real. too quick to subject cuts at the pentagon. meantime, the current defense secretary leon panetta is making history on the way out the door. joining me now, retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal is the former commander in afghanistan. and former cia director and ret
jobs at the pentagon and adding women into combat. >> the fact is, that they have become an integral part of our ability to perform our mission. >> is chuck hagel the right man to run a pentagon in transition? we'll ask retired general stanley mckristol and michael hayden. >>> then, assault weapons. the public may not want them, so why is banning them unlikely? we'll ask senator dianne feinstein. >>> plus, does the republican road to recovery begin outside the washington. with governor mcdonnell, mia love, scott walker, and carlos gutierrez. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." fire up the hot seat. former senator chuck hagel, the president's choice of secretary of defense will face many former colleagues at this week's confirmation hearings. republican hagel has taken a variety of votes that some see as too quick to suggest cuts at the pentagon and too conciliatory to israel. and president o joining me now retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal. author of "my share of the task" and retired u.s. air force general michael hayden. i'm the only one without a military t
.  >>> pentagon chief panetta makes it official opening combat positions to women. they should have to meet the same standard as men. panetta says the qualifications for women will not be lowered and spoke of the increased opportunity for female warriors. >> as we all know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> some roles in the special forces like navy seals and the army's delta force may take longer to open up. defense officials say military chiefs have until may 15th to report on their implementation plans. >>> u.s. schools are bracing for sweeping changes. education department says students with disabilities deserve a fair shot to play on traditional sports team. today officials will issue a directive telling schools must provide equal and alternative options. >>> hello, there. >> how are you? >> good, how are you? snow is on the way, not perfect with the afternoon commute. >> similar to yesterday? >> i think sort of a repeat performance. an inch. few spots will do a little better than that.
to a congresswoman and iraq war veteran and look at political consequences. we start at the pentagon with our chris lawrence. this is ground breaking stuff after women flying helicopters, combat medics, assigned to submarin submarines, this is the last great barrier to come down. >> you are talking about marine recon units and special operations forces. this was sort of the big glass ceiling that had not been broken yet. you mentioned other ones. army recently opened up special ops aviation that women could be pilots and crew members on aviation flights for special operations forces. this potentially opens up nearly a quarter of a million jobs to women in the military. >> what's the time line on this? it doesn't happen all at once. >> no. it's not like tomorrow all of these jobs are going to open all at once. some will open fairly quickly. the easiest ones to integrate where you've got a lot of women already sort of attached or working at a battalion level. those could be op in six to eight months. some of the tougher ones, special operations forces, certain elite infantry units, those may take yea
readiness. this is all about women seeking a ready path up the career ladder in the pentagon and making a theoretical and abstract point about equality. i can guarantee that you that we will start seeing claims of sexual assault, which will bring in more demands for gender sensivity traingecse it will be assumed that it's the men who are exclusively at fault. >> so, kellyanne conway: will women be a valuable addition to combat forces or will they hold our military back? >> women are already making incredible contribution to the united states military and will continue to do so. but the military's first and primary mission to win wars. and to be completely as capable, as efficient and as uber ready as it be be. also don't want to put our women in harm's way. >> i think it's absolutely going to be valuable asset to the military and we've already shown that women are a valuable asset in iraq and afghanistan not just in in ii pri takes or talking to the women. but since there are no front lines they have been out there in the battlefield and they performed heroically. >> all depends on how
cold causes misery and takes more li lives. >>> the right to fight. for the first time the pentagon will allow women in combat on the front lines. >> that's huge news. >>> a defiant north korea threatening more nuclear tests and calling the u.s. its sworn enemy. that breaking overnight. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start," i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. thursday, january 24th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started here. up first if you are still wrapped up in your blankets you may want to stay right where you are. >> do not move. >> that bitter cold blast is gripping much of the country and it's not expected to go away anytime soon. people were mummified on the street with the temperature plunging to single digits. even for late january this is ridiculous for these parts. the u.s. is feeling like 33 below in some areas. today the south could see subfreezing temperatures and wind chills and ice where people are not used to driving in winter weather. and where places are not used to preparing for those crazy temperatures either. authorities say three peo
be seismic partisan political consequences. we start, though, at the pentagon with our chris lawrence. this is pretty groundbreaking stuff. after women flying helicopters, handling bomb-sniffing dogs, being combat medics, getting assigned to submarines, this is really the last great barrier to come down, right? >> you're exactly right, anderson. you're talking about army infantry, marine recon units and even potentially special operations forces. this was sort of the big glass ceiling that had not been broken yet. you mentioned those other ones. the army recently opened up special ops aviation, that women could be pilots and crew members on aviation flights, for special operations forces. but this potentially opens up nearly a quarter of a million jobs to women in the military. >> what's the timeline on this? i mean, it doesn't happen all at once. >> no, it's not like tomorrow all these jobs are going to open all at once. some will open fairly quickly. the easiest ones to integrate where you've got a lot of women already sort of attached or working at a battalion level. those could be
in order to talk to afghan women and children. pentagon correspondent barbara starr is following these developments for us this morning. where is the major opposition to this coming from, barbara? >> reporter: well, good morning, soledad. there are some groups that are opposing it because they have concerns about women serving in the military, frankly, and have had those concerns for years. but in the case of this, bipartisan support largely. once the joint chiefs endorsed the idea, hard to oppose them. nonetheless, senator john mccain is one of the senators articulating his view, his concern that rigorous physical standards be maintained if women are going to serve in dangerous units like infantry, special forces, then he is saying the rigorous standards must apply to them as well for everyone's safety in those types of situations. you know it's going to raise a really interesting prospect the next time the military goes on a raid to get somebody like osama bin laden, will women be along. soledad. >> so what do women think about this -- overall about lifting its ban? >> reporter
rhetoric, or does north korea really have the capability to attack? pentagon correspondent barbara starr has all the details. >> reporter: north korea's latest sabre rattling. threatening the south just one day after pyongyang said it will lob missiles at the u.s. and conduct a new nuclear test, leaving no doubt leader kim jong-un isn't giving up his father's nuclear program. the u.s. might not is advanced warning of a new underground test. >> they have the capability, frankly, to conduct these tests in a way that make it very difficult to determine whether or not they are doing it. >> reporter: but there are signs they're ready to test if ordered. >> the north korean are maintaining a fairly high state of readiness at the test site. that means that if the order is given from pyongyang to go ahead, they can probably conduct the test in a few weeks. >> reporter: satellite imagery shows a tunnel entrance where the device may undergo final assembly. a bunker for personnel and equipment. and a communications network to make sure the order to detonate can be carried out. north korea's weapons
overnight. a little history is going to be made today when pentagon secretary leon panetta lifts the ban on women in combat. women are already facing the dangers of the front lines. but today, the policy will formally be changed. another barrier broken. we're going to have all of the details ahead. >> can't wait for that. >>> and the latest on the backlash for beyonce. we have raw video from "the wall street journal" that emerged overnight, where you can see and hear her actually singing, perhaps along with the backup track. so, was she lip-syncing or wasn't she? the devil's in the details. but maybe it will set her free. >> i agree. >>> people around the world, now, calling foul on this soccer player. caught on tape, so determined to get the ball back, he kicked the ball boy. >> come on. >> what? >> we'll tell you what happened next. >> oh, man. >>> let's get, first, to the deep freeze. our extreme weather team, led by sam, tracking the latest on the big chill. and where better to start us off, talking about freezing temperatures, than florida, sam? >> oh, yeah. windchills were still in
to the pentagon. is tapered off but done.mage has been look at the snowfall totals -- you can see there is still some snow showers which between 9-10:00 will see skies becoming partly sunny this afternoon, 25- degrees and another chance of snow tomorrow afternoon. we will be back at 8:27. ♪ [ harry umlaut ] hey you know what, i speak european. [ sally umlaut ] european isn't a language. i think they speak all kinds over there. nah. it's basically one language with a few variations. my cousin has a passport. uh-huh. take this fascinating muller yogurt. frut up. means "fruit up." as in creamy yogurt down below. and a delectable, aromatic layer of blended fruity, moussey, uppiness on top. frut up. as the europeans say. in their language. wow. you really are billingual. yeah, i dated a comma in high school. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. ♪ i'm a survivor [ cheers and applause ] >>> all the people braving the cold out in times square this morning. a lot of hats, a lot of scarves, a lot of gloves and a lot of smiles out in times square. robin and josh is off. great to have amy
. what you need to know before heading out the door this morning. >> pretty big move here. the pentagon is expected to clear women for combat rolls. what this means for the military and women serving. >> and opening up. manti te'o visits down or i'm down for his first tv interview since his fake romance went public. why he says the lie went on for so long. good morning i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. and the snow fall causing closings and delays. we have you covered. the federal government is open. the workers have the option of taking unscheduled leave or tele working. >> now to schools in maryland anarundle schools open 2 hours late. calvert and charles county schools are closed. frederick, montgomery and for instance georges county schools open 2 hours late. st. marys county schools are closed. >> to virginia now alexandria and arlington open 2 hours late. culpeper schools are closed. fairfax county schools are open 2 hours late. king george county schools are closed. louden county 2 hours late. prince william, staff forward, frederick, all closed. we know it's a lot. t
in combat. >> reporter: the ground breaking decision overturns a 1994 pentagon rule that restricts women from artillery, and other combat roles. now women can serve in those units. >> i think it's incredible news. >> reporter: she gained national headlines when she came out as a lesbian in 1993, and successfully fought the military to discharge her under don't ask don't tell. >> it closes that gap, where we're treated as second class citizens and treated differently. >> reporter: last year, the aclu filed a lawsuit changing the policy that prohibited women from serving in ground combat. >> it's one of the last remaining ways in which the federal government officially discriminates against women, just because they're women. >> reporter: there appears to be one loophole. the decision by leon panetta gives the military until 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women. some combat positions may open as soon as this year. others such as navy seals may take longer. >> saying this job requires a lot of strength. women can't hack it. guess what, a l
. also on immigration, on internally, even on downsizing the pentagon. i think that will be the president's second term agenda. >> chris: we'll talk about guns in the second segment but i want to talk about debt and the budget. brit, house republicans, they have be busy, too, and held a retreat, in williamsburg and came up with a new strategy which is basically to punt on the debt ceiling. not make the fight about the debt ceiling, pass the three-month extension into april and, instead, make their stand either on march 1, when the automatic sequestration, $100 billion in spending cuts takes effect or march 27 when the government runs out of money. good idea? >> i think so, i think the debt ceiling struggle is probably a loser. the public has been convinced i think to some extent by what amounts to false information, that flows out of the white house and other quarters and throughout too much of the media, that the failure to raise the debt limit would mean an automatic default on international debt which is not true, but, nonetheless, scary. and, i think they didn't want to face that. the
said i'm bringing the ban back and made good on her word. >>> now that the pentagon is lifting the combat ban for women in the armed forces, the questions begin, are women physically strong enough for the military's most challenging assignments? >>> also, there's no relief from the arctic weather system putting millions in the middle of this ongoing deep freeze. flights are canceled due to ice storms and it's too cold in some areas to even go skiing. i've never even heard of that before. that's cold. >>> and later this half hour, the wizards on the web called bad lip reading reinterpret the president's inaugural address. into something completely incomprehensible. why this is our favorite story of the day. i can't wait to see that. i'm going to watch it for the first time. >> i watched it earlier. it really is funny. the magic of editing and what they do these days. it's a fun spin on tuesday's pomp and circumstance. >>> it is game on for gun control, the first law to ban assault weapons is now on capitol hill and more are on the way. >> polls show most americans support new co
today. the buses, about 25 of them, are out of here to the pentagon. they'll get formed up. when you watch the inaugural parade later today, the old guard will be the guys right in front of the presidential limousines. you can say hey, you saw them at 1:00 in the morning getting dressed today. reporting live at fort myer, scott broom, wusa9. >> thank you, scott. >>> our inauguration coverage just getting started. it goes all the way through midnight tonight. >> if you're headed to the mall, we want to see your view of the inauguration. send your photos and videos to us via wusa9 social platform. you can also use the wusa9 app to send us your pictures from the inauguration. have a good time. let us know what's happening in your little corner of the mall. >> we'll be right back. >>> welcome back. howard here. your weather first. we've got good visibility but cloudy skies at the moment at national. we'll see a mix of clouds and sun today. 40 by noon. south, southeast winds at 9 picking up to 11 and really picking up with the arctic boundary when it comes through this evening. that's whe
from the pentagon today. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta is lifting the long-standing ban on women in combat. the ground-breaking move opens up 14,000 battlefront positions to female troops, clearing them to way to join top forces and military brass. now, the pentagon must decide if any job should be open to men women. >>> john kerry is expected to win overwhelming support as senate confirmations start today. >>> on capitol hill wednesday, secretary clinton vehemently denied misleading the public about the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >>> encouraging news about the battle with al qaeda in north africa. they may be open to negotiations to end their strikes in the region. >>> back in this country, oh, baby, it's cold outside. especially in the upper parts of the midwest and the northeast. the geese, like these in wisconsin, are huddling together to keep warm. fountains left running are running no more. firefighters face extra challenges. a warehouse fire that was burning yesterday is now a giant block of ice. a ski resort in new hampshire had to close because it's so cold
was apparently wise. the pentagon last night issued a statement that allen had been cleared by a military inspector general. his nomination could be back on track soon. as for jill kelley, she and her husband call suggestions of an affair with allen painful and preposterous. kelley said that and other misleading junk reporting was emotionally exhausting and damaging to her family. kelley says her privacy was violated. she became a media target rather than a victim. george? >> she made a compelling case in that piece. okay, pierre, thanks very much. >>> george, now to a big backlash for prince harry overnight. the 28-year-old army captain under fire now for being so candid about life on the front lines in afghanistan. abc's lama hasan has been tracking the latest on the royal fallout for harry. >> reporter: first came the candor. now comes the backlash. this morning, there are new security fears for prince harry. the warrior prince, now a high-value target for the taliban, after admitting he killed enemy fighters in afghanistan. >> take a life to save a life. that's what we sort of revolve
freeze before everything else. lanes are open traveling 395 leaving the pentagon toward the 14th street bridge. no problems to report traveling between 66 and 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> all right. football fans may have watched the final pro bowl sunday. >> dave ross is here with a look back at the all star game and the caps first win. >> great first win for the caps. talks me might cancel the pro bowl after this year. it's an exhibition game but if you're a first time guy, kind of something nice. >>> caps, we're not talking about anything special right now. think about playoffs until they get more wins. they got their first one yesterday. and it was a big one and one that was much needed. we'll start with the pro bowl, alexander did make his first trip there. and fletcher don't tell him it's an exhibition. watch, tony. going to make a tackle. what a novel idea. great concept. watch our guy 9 7 right there. going to get a block there and that springs for the longest return. lorenzo out there doing work. not just taking wife and kids. there's wilson. nfc wins 6
brand-new fees are going to affect if you're using your credit card >> the pentagon has decided to allow women to serve in combat. [ cheers and applause ] the hope is that we can now finally defeat the taliban by giving them the silent treatment. [ laughter ] >> brian: that's fantastic. >> gretchen: oh, come on! >> brian: that's great. 28 minutes before the top of the hour. >> gretchen: women could talk their ears off, too, right? that's the other thing. >> brian: that could be good. >> gretchen: for the first time since the president's demand for tougher gun control, he may now be getting his wish. senior white house correspondent wendell goler joins us to explain. has to do with the senators' proposal, right? >> vice president biden, gretchen, who will hold a round table at virginia commonwealth university today, joined by homeland security secretary janet napolitano and kathleen sebelius, the secretary of health and human services. and by some experts who worked on the virginia tech massacre in 2007 in which 32 people were killed. it aims to get lawmakers the support california diane
's terrible. in "the washington post," the number of people working on s cybersecurity for the pentagon is going to increase fivefold. the department of defense's cyber command which mainly focuses on kpourt systems is going to increase to nearly 5,000 troops and civilians. the retooled program will include combat mission forces who may help military commanders by disabling an encommand and control system before a military attack. tell us about it, richard. >> both cyber defense and cyber offense. you speak to anyone in the military in the intelligence community, this is the first thing they talk about. it's an area of great advantage for us. look at the way we use computer viruses. we can organize information in ways that others can't. on the other hand, everything we do as a society, everything we do as a military is now based upon cyber. so we're both the best but also the most vulnerable ultimately. so the idea that we're throwing enormous resources at this, this is no coincidence. it's not a one-time thing. this is now the future. >>> from our parade of papers, "the kansas city sta
to attack? pentagon correspondent barbara starr has the details. >> miguel, the rhetoric out of north korea is hot. but the question is how much of a threat does their nuclear program really pose? [ speaking foreign language ] >> north korea's latest saber rattling. threatening the south just one day after pyongyang said it will lob missiles at the u.s. and conduct a new nuclear test leave nothing doubt leader kim yong u.n. isn't giving up his father's nuclear program. u.s. might not have the advance warning of a new underground test. >> they have the capability, frankly to, conduct these tests in a way that make it very difficult to determine whether or not they are doing it. >> but there are signs they're ready to test if ordered. >> the north koreans are maintaining fairly high state of readiness at the test site. and that means that if the order is given from pyongyanging to go ahead, they can probably conduct the test in a few weeks. >> satellite imagery shows a tunnel entrance where the device may undergo final assembly. a bunker for personnel and equipment. and a communications netwo
. i mean, this has got everything. >> it's the latest generation. >> brian: here is what the pentagon says. delaying or canceling delivering of the aircraft would undermine our efforts to address our regional security interests through a more capable egyptian military. does that make you feel better? >> no. it's insane. yes, the jets would help our middle east security if we gave them to friends. the friends are called israel. this is going to help give egypt an edge over israel. they'll have more f-16s than israel, as i understand it. this is insane. i would say we're about a bunch of lunatics but we voted in december not to use word lunatic anymore. i was the one dissenting vote. >> brian: what do you say lefty-israeli peace agreement intact and this is a reward for that? >> in egypt, brian g back to september 9 and 10. this administration took a video nobody had heard of and blaired it for two days stirring up riots and stirring up insurrection against american embassy and then didn't forget it. these are not people to send jets and tanks to unless they are sending them to them to
. here to explain this is former pentagon official, who directed technology acquisitions for the army under president obabush and obama. and this is key battery technology and the u.s. taxpayers paid a quarter billion dollars for that may end up in the hands of china? how does this work? >> good morning, tucker, and the rest of the material i'm with the strategic material advisors council which i co-founded and we stand in stark opposition to the sale of 123 battery to the chinese group company. this sale is occurring the at a bankruptcy proceeding because a-123 filed for bankruptcy in october of 2012. we're calling on the department of the and its committee on the foreign investment in the united states to do its job and to deny this sale. >> tucker: and so why is this specific battery technology potentially so useful to the chinese? >> well, this is -- we're talking about very, very high end, lithium ion batteries, phosphate batteries. these are not your father's and my father's c and d batteries that you buy in the drug store. these are very, very high-end storage units that are us
military leaders the pentagon to cut from unsuccessful and outdated programs and put more money into the most successful and important programs. with that said, the only thing worse than the defense cuts and sequestration is no cuts at all. if we don't have the sequestration cuts at the top line revenue level went we will increase the debt ceiling with almost nothing to show for it. part of the reasons why the house republicans this week, extended the debt ceiling for three months to feel out paul ryan and his team to draft a budget that gets us balanced in 10 years but also protects the department of defense from further cuts because they have already been cut by $500 billion. >> do you get the idea, do you get the sense that americans are tired of world business. that doing some business here at home is gaining traction with people. are they world leadership weary? is the american hour ticking to a close? >> i think there is a degree of war weariness among the american people. it is not surprising. when your commander in chief is war weary you will be as well. when i was leadi
of war is -- jay johnson, the general kuns counsel of the pentagon, gave a speech about thinking about ending that war. we think about iraq and afghanistan. the hot wars. boots on the grounds wars. the broader framework of war under which we labor through the amf i agree with you the odds are slim that we're going to see a repeal of that, an end to that, but i think it's a place for the conversation to go in the second term as the president headed towards withdrawal with afghanistan and the physical presence we have of u.s. soldiers. >> as we start to understand what an obama foreign policy is. i mean, you look back at the first inaugural just compared with the second inaugural address. the first inaugural address was about ending the era of bush and cheney. that's really what it was about. it was about we're going to do this in i different way. if you unclench your fist. it's a different time now. he has to figure out what he is going to do affirmatively, not in reaction to the way somebody else did it that he disapproved of. >> look at the change in personnel. to go from gates to hil
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